The Comorian Crisis Pits China Against France Off the Coast of East Africa

Two of Africa’s most influential extra-regional Great Powers are competing for influence in this East African archipelago, and the resolution of its current crisis will determine which of them comes out on top. The Comoros is probably one of the most geopolitically curious countries in the world by virtue of its location, history, and international …

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Trump’s Sub-Saharan Border Wall Proposal Is More Than It Seems

Trump supposedly made an imaginative suggestion to Spain that it build a wall across the Sahara desert to keep out illegal immigrants. The Spanish Foreign Minister revealed that the American President even remarked that “the Sahara border can’t be bigger than our border with Mexico”, which drew much mockery in the Liberal-Globalist Mainstream Media because …

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America Is Quietly Expanding Its War in Tunisia

Last month, a U.S. Africa Command spokesperson confirmed in a Task & Purpose report that Marine Corps Raiders were involved in a fierce battle in 2017 in an unnamed North African country, where they fought beside partner forces against militants of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). AFRICOM acknowledged that two Marines received citations for valor but withheld …

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People hold Chinese and Djiboutian national flags as they wait for Djibouti's President before the opening of a 1,000-unit housing construction project in Djibouti on July 4, 2018. The project was financially supported by a Chinese company. Photo: AFP/Yasuyoshi Chiba

It’s Africa’s Choice: AFRICOM or the New Silk Roads

The dogs of war – cold, hot, trade, tariffs – bark while the Chinese caravan plies the New Silk Roads. Call it a leitmotif of the young 21st century. At the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in Beijing, President Xi Jinping has just announced a hefty US$60 billion package to complement another US$60 billion pledged …

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The Hybrid War on Cameroon Aims to Destabilize the West-Central African CPEC

The multisided security crisis unfolding in Cameroon is intended to preemptively destabilize the West-Central African CPEC well in advance of its construction and might even catalyze another Migrant Crisis to Europe if the Hybrid War isn’t resolved soon enough. Cameroon is a country mostly known for its national football team but which is increasingly gaining …

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US Military Presence in Africa: All Over Continent and Still Expanding

Around 200,000 US troops are stationed in 177 countries throughout the world. Those forces utilize several hundred military installations. Africa is no exemption. On August 2, Maj. Gen. Roger L. Cloutier took command of US Army Africa, promising to “hit the ground running.” The US is not waging any wars in Africa but it has a significant presence on …

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The Catch-22 of African Migrants in “Israel”

The issue of African migrants in “Israel” is a tricky one for both the Zionist entity and the original Palestinian inhabitants because each party to the conflict could exploit these individuals for strategic use against the other in spite of there being differing arguments on both sides to simply expel them back to their homelands. …

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Five Underreported Initiatives That Change the World

The Pacific Alliance, Three Seas Initiative, Continental Free Trade Area, Vision 2030, and the Asia-Africa Growth Corridor are changing geopolitics, but comparatively few people have ever heard of these projects, let alone have any idea how Russia could benefit from them.  The world is in the midst of multiple paradigm-changing processes as the post-Cold War …

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Lack of Global Leadership Spurs Instability in the Middle East

With multiple Middle Eastern disputes threatening to spill out of control, United Arab Emirates minister of state for foreign affairs Anwar Gargash acknowledged what many in the Middle East have long said privately: the UAE’s recently-found assertiveness and determination to punch above its weight stems from its inability to rely on traditional allies like the …

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